Jamilla Rankin

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Jamilla Rankin
Personal information
Full name Jamilla Sofia Rankin [1]
Date of birth (2003-05-09) 9 May 2003 (age 19)
Place of birth Lismore, New South Wales, Australia
Position(s) Fullback
Club information
Current team
Brisbane Roar
Number 16
Youth career
Eureka FC
Liverpool FC International Academy
Brisbane Roar FC/NTC-Football Queensland
Football NSW-FNSW Institute
Senior career*
YearsTeamApps(Gls)
2019– Brisbane Roar 15 (1)
National team
2018– Australia U17 6 (0)
*Club domestic league appearances and goals, correct as of 7 April 2021 (UTC)
‡ National team caps and goals, correct as of 7 April 2021 (UTC)

Jamilla Sofia Rankin (born 9 May 2003) is an Australian soccer player who plays for Brisbane Roar in the W-League. [2]

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Early life

Rankin grew up in Northern NSW and played for Brisbane Roar FC/NTC -Football Queensland and later has also played for FNSW Institute in New South Wales. While attending Rosebank Public School, she competed in athletics as well as soccer. [3]

Club career

In March 2020, Rankin made her W-League debut for Brisbane Roar in a 3–1 loss to Melbourne City, starting the match and playing the full 90 minutes.[ citation needed ] In 2021, Rankin received a young football of the year nomination for February, due to her successful season in the 2020–21 W-League. [4] In August 2021, Rankin re-signed with Brisbane Roar. [5] Her performances in her first two seasons in the W-League earned her favourable comparisons with fellow Australian defenders Steph Catley and Ellie Carpenter. [6]

International career

Rankin was a part of the Junior Matildas team during the 2019 AFC U-16 Women's Championship qualification and final tournament. She featured during two matches of qualification as well as featuring in four games in the final tournament, playing 360 minutes, starting each game she played in. [7] [8]

On 21 November 2020, Rankin was called up for the first ever Women's Talent Identification Camp which was held in Canberra from 22 – 26 of November 2020. [9] [10]

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References

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  2. "Rankin makes debut for Brisbane Roar". Brisbane Roar. 1 March 2020. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  3. Forbes, Richard (4 December 2014). "Jumpin' Jamilla aims high in soccer and athletics". The Daily Telegraph . Retrieved 30 August 2021.
  4. "Jamilla Rankin earns Westfield W-League Young Footballer of the Year nomination". Brisbane Roar. 9 March 2021. Retrieved 9 March 2021.
  5. "Jamilla Rankin re-signs with Brisbane Roar". Brisbane Roar. 19 August 2021. Retrieved 30 August 2021.
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